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Focusing on Black & brown talent in STEM at the Wisconsin Leadership Summit


Dr. Christina Outlay will moderate a panel titled “Focusing on Black & Brown Talent in STEM” on Monday, October 10, the first day of the 2022 Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.

Dr. Christina Outlay is the Executive Director of Maydm, a Madison, WI-based nonprofit organization working to prepare girls and underrepresented youth for careers in STEM. Dr. Outlay is also an Associate Professor of Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she has taught since 2011 in addition to leading multiple initiatives to support women and underrepresented students pursuing IT careers. She is the founder of colorcoded, Inc. Christina holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Information Systems from DePaul University and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with 12 years of IT corporate experience and 13 years of academic teaching and research experience. 

Christina has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2002, ITIL Foundations certified since 2004, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) since 2014, and Certified Scrum Product Owner since 2019. She is President of the Sun Prairie Police Commission, board member for Ghana Code Club, past board member for Collaboration for Good, 2019 Madison Magnet Impact Award finalist, 2018 UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economic Service Award recipient, 2017 Brava Woman to Watch, and 2013 UW System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education. She has been quoted in The Capital Times, Madison 365, and Wisconsin State Journal.

Joining Christina on the panel are:

  • Angela Jenkins, Technology Project Manager, American Family Insurance
  • Ana Hooker, Chief Science Officer, Exact Science
  • Adonica Randall, President and Chief Problem Solver, Abaxent
  • Joyce Gao, Regional Formulations Manager, Schreiber Foods

The Wisconsin Leadership Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community-building event for people of color. It will take place October 10 and 11 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.